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Lakers Schedule Week 5: Thanksgiving In Utah

After two straight losses to end last week, the Lakers had reason to let doubt creep in. However, judging by their performance in the last seven days, the Lakers have no reason to worry. The Lakers marched through the midwest on a three-game road trip, then returned home to pummel the Warriors on Sunday night at home. The Lakers were 4-0 last week, and beat their opponents by an average of 17 points per game.

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At 12-2, the Lakers head into Thanksgiving with a three-game week, highlighted by a potential playoff preview on Friday. Here is a look at their schedule this week:

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Tuesday: Chicago Bulls (7-4) at Lakers

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Derrick Rose and the Bulls lead the Central Division, but the Lakers have won their last six meetings with Chicago. Carlos Boozer has been out all season after right hand surgery, but former USC Trojan Taj Gibson has filled in nicely, averaging 12.1 points and 7.3 rebounds this season.

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Friday: Lakers at Utah Jazz (9-5)

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One day after Thanksgiving, the Lakers travel to Utah to face Deron Williams, Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson, and the Jazz. The Lakers are 4-8 in their last 12 regular season games in Utah.

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Sunday: Indiana Pacers (5-6) at Lakers

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Danny Granger and the Pacers come to Los Angeles, where they haven't won since 1999.

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For more Lakers news and analysis, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Silver Screen and Roll.